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Posted on Sun, Nov 6, 2011 : 11:02 a.m.

Who's facing off in Washtenaw County school board elections

By Staff

School districts throughout the state and Washtenaw County are facing dwindling budgets, and school board members are facing tough decisions on what to cut.

Voters head to the polls Tuesday to choose the leaders for county school districts. Here's who you'll see on the ballot:

Ann Arbor: Six people are facing off for two four-year seats on the Ann Arbor Board of Education. The candidates are: Albert Howard, Ahmar Iqbal, Patrick Leonard, Simone Lightfoot, Lawrence A. Murphy and Andy Thomas.

Election previews:

Lincoln: Three candidates are competing for two seats on the Lincoln Consolidated School Board. The candidates are: Brad Labadie, David A. McMahon and Kimberly A. Samuelson.

Election preview: Three candidates bring different backgrounds to race for two Lincoln Consolidated School Board seats

Manchester: Three candidates are up for two open spots on the Manchester Community School Board. They are Christine Fegan, Melanie Nau and W. Lyndon Uphaus.

Election preview from the Manchester Enterprise: Three candidates hope to fill two available school board seats

Milan: Three candidates are seeking a full term on the Milan Area Schools board. They are: Alan Fellhauer, Janice S. Kiger and Eric Peacock. Two additional candidates are seeking a partial term spot that expires Dec. 31, 2012. Those candidates are: Sean Duval and Diane Hovatter.

Election preview from the Milan News Leader: Five candidates vying for three seats on Milan Board of Education

Saline: Four candidates are vying for two seats on the Saline Area Schools Board of Education. The candidates are: David Friese, David Holden, Patti Tanner and David Zimmer.

Election preview: Four candidates running for two seats on Saline school board

Willow Run: One candidate — Gregory L. Myers — is seeking a full-term position with the Willow Run Community Schools board. No candidates are listed as seeking a partial term that ends Dec. 31, 2012.

Ypsilanti: Three candidates are up for two spots on the Ypsilanti School Board. The candidates are: Andy Fanta, Linda Horne and Eric Temple.

Election preview: Three candidates seeking two open spots on the Ypsilanti School Board

For a full list of Washtenaw County school board candidates, click here.


Common Sense

Sun, Nov 6, 2011 : 7:20 p.m.

I am supporting David Holden and David Zimmer for the Saline School Board. The Holden/Zimmer team will bring fresh sets of eyes to the problems in the Saline School District. Holden and Zimmer will work hard restore financial stability to Saline Schools which has been in a 5 year financial decline. They will work hard to balance the budget, end the structural deficit, and maintain Saline as an quality school district.


Sun, Nov 6, 2011 : 7:05 p.m.

I voted, and I hope all of you do too.

A Voice of Reason

Sun, Nov 6, 2011 : 5:55 p.m.

Please be educate yourself and vote for those candidates who are kids first and not supported by the teacher's union or its president. We need change and the teacher's union is running the school districts in this county--which means....teacher's first and not students.